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  • A good day for America

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    During his speech Sunday night announcing the death of al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama referenced the outpouring of patriotic unity that swept the nation on Sept. 11, 2001, as the country watched the horrors of that day unfold.
    Now, nearly 10 years later, perhaps nothing has brought the country a more significant feeling of pride and satisfaction as the architect of death that day, a fact demonstrated by spontaneous celebrations Sunday night at the White House and Ground Zero.

  • Are we really safer now than 10 years ago?

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Rachel Mullis wishes the news of Osama bin Laden’s death made her feel safer.
    The Indian Land resident, and Lancaster postal worker, learned Monday that bin Laden had been killed by a team of U.S. Navy SEALs in Pakistan. But as swarms of people crowded outside the White House in Washington, D.C., cheering and singing the national anthem, Mullis worried the act will only renew aggression against Americans.  

  • Locals learn of bin Laden’s death via social media

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Millions of people such as Lancaster native Kentez Montgomery use Internet social media every day to stay in touch with friends.
    With just a few keystrokes, they can share joys, find old classmates, discuss music and even post pictures from that recent vacation.
    On Sunday night, though, those Facebook “status updates” and “tweets” on Twitter took on more of a serious tone, as users posted the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed.

  • USCL graduates celebrate success

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Celebrations broke out in all corners of the lobby in the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    Moments after they received their degrees, USCL graduates marched from Bundy Auditorium into droves of supporters that included family, friends and others who were thrilled to see them reach this milestone.

  • Lois Rebecca Welch McLaughlin, 62

     

    Lois Rebecca Welch McLaughlin, 62

  • Local night club robbed

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Deputies are searching for two men in the armed robbery of a Lancaster night club early Monday morning.

  • How do you feel about bin Laden's death?

    Maybe you found out last night that elite U.S. Navy SEALS killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans. Maybe you found out when you woke up this morning. What was your reaction? Were you happy, sad, proud or even scared? If you would like to share your responses, you can do so by making a comment at the end of this file. We will publish some of them in the Wednesday edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Officials optimistic about budget

     

    Lancaster County School District officials are resigned to another tight year, but are cautiously optimistic about some aspects of this year’s budget after Tuesday night’s 2011-2012 budget work session.

    While the district’s budget situation is still tight, officials say it doesn’t appear next year’s budget is going to require the type of deep cuts to personnel that marked last year’s 2010-2011 budget with the loss of 100 positions.

  • Marina possible for county

    Plans are in the works for the creation of a large public-use marina in Lancaster County. 

    As part of its development plan for the Edgewater community, Monroe-based development company Craft Development LLC has petitioned Duke Energy for the right to lease several acres of project land along the Catawba River to create a public-use marina. 

  • Local students participate in Model UN conference

    Lancaster County students from two district high schools are learning the fine art of international diplomacy through a program that simulates the United Nations.

    The students, members of Model UN teams from Lancaster and Indian Land high schools, took part on Winthrop University’s nationally recognized Model UN conference earlier this year with members of the ILHS team walking away with awards for their efforts.